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Jury’s 61-year sentence imposed for burglar caught by GPS

A man who unsuccessfully challenged police use of GPS tracking technology to gather evidence against him has failed to avoid a 61-year prison sentence for a Campbell County grocery store burglary. Things could get even worse for Keith Lamont Hill, ...

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Officer’s Speed Estimate Supported Traffic Stop (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a traffic stop based on two officers’ separate visual estimates of defendant’s speed, as the officers’ radar certification training required them to visually estimate vehicle speed within a narrow margin of error; the subsequent open-air search ...

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Cocaine Suppressed After Traffic-Stop Delay (access required)

A state trooper who was part of an “interdiction” team that targeted suspected criminals traveling on I-95 cannot justify extension of his initial traffic stop for speeding into a 14-minute investigation of potential criminal activity, including use of a drug-sniffing ...

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